Tag: The Channel Niners

Apr 08 2016

Adelaide’s TV history on show

The early days of television in Adelaide are to be rediscovered in two exhibitions being presented by the State Library Of South Australia. “Begin transmission: SA turns on the television” (9 April to 5 June, Treasures Wall) relives the memories of TV’s earliest days in Adelaide and goes back even further to rediscover the long road to get television to Australia. …

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Jan 26 2016

Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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Feb 07 2014

Adelaide Fringe comes to Channel 9

The studios of NWS Nine in Tynte Street, North Adelaide, have been host to a range of productions over the past 54 years — programs including Adelaide Tonight, The Country And Western Hour, The Curiosity Show, Channel Nine Telethon, The Channel Niners, Adelaide Today, C’mon Kids and the once-traditional Christmas pantomimes. Now the studios, named …

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Jan 26 2014

Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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Aug 25 2011

Humphrey and friends for sale

For almost forty years the character of Humphrey B. Bear was the flagship of the Nine Network’s children’s programming portfolio. The character of Humphrey and the accompanying television series, Here’s Humphrey, may have been mothballed by Nine some years ago – it was last broadcast in 2008 – but there could still be some life …

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Oct 28 2010

Rex Heading

Rex Heading, the man who created Humphrey B. Bear in the 1960s, has died from cancer at the age of 81. Heading was working at Adelaide radio station 5KA when he became one of the first staff appointed by the city’s first television station, NWS9 – Rupert Murdoch’s first television station – when it was …

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